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Is a system fan neccesary? (Quiet PC)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Carl S, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. Carl S

    Carl S Thread Starter

    Apr 13, 2003
    I have recently upgraded my pc and decided that I would try and use quiet components. I bought a "quiet pc kit" from Zalman, that included a PSU, CPU fan and system fan. I previously had no system fan, and never had any problems with overheating (as far as I know), but as I was installing higher spec components I thought it might be a wise precaution to plug it in.

    The problem is, with all the fans spinning (including GPU fan), it's not all that quiet!! There is a discernible hum that I find quite irritating! So, the question is;

    1) Can I cut down on noise by disconnecting the system fan, or is this dangerous?

    2) I have the Winbond HW doctor software- does this automatically control the system temperature, or just monitor it?

    3)The PSU comes with an adjustable speed fan, there is a knob on the back to crank up the fan speed - can I leave it on minimum to keep the noise down? When would I have to turn it up?

    I am using a 2.8gig Athlon XP CPU and a Geforce FX5900xt, so I play 3d games at quite high specs.
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